Fatality Tracker: Two senior citizens killed in separate traffic crashes Friday night

2012 Chicago fatality stats*:

Pedestrian: 25 (12 have been hit-and-run crashes)
Pedalcyclist: 6 (1 is a hit-and-run crash)
Transit: 8
Skateboard: 1 (1 is a hit-and-run crash)

The Chicago Tribune reports this morning about two fatal pedestrian crashes.

Crash 1

Friday, November 16, 2012
6 PM
5000 block of N Western Avenue, Lincoln Square

A vehicle struck two people, both of whom were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.

One of them, 85-year-old Evanston resident Raymond Lending, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. [It’s not mentioned where the pedestrians and vehicle were when the collision occurred, nor if the driver received any citations.]

Crash 2

Saturday, November 17, 2012
12:43 AM
5200 block of S Cicero Avenue, Archer Heights

[A] 61-year-old man was struck by a vehicle about 12:43 a.m. while crossing the street, [Chicago Police Department News Affair Officer Ron] Gaines said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m.

The driver in the Archer Heights collision is in police custody, but no charges have been filed yet, Gaines said.

At the end of the year I will be collating the statistics from our Fatality Tracker; a majority of the people who’ve been killed, as pedestrians, are older than 50 years old.

* The information is only accurate as of this post’s publishing time. View previous Fatality Tracker posts.

7 thoughts on “Fatality Tracker: Two senior citizens killed in separate traffic crashes Friday night”

  1. Horrendous conditions along stretch of Western from about Ainslie to Peterson. Eastern side walk is so full of glass & trash that people getting off the northbound bus pretty much have to cross immediately to the western side. The lighting provide terrible contrast, so there’s almost no way for a slower moving individual to safely exit a parked car much less make it from the bus across to the western side of the street.

    Last night saw a woman barely make it from near where the nature preserve will be at Rosehill, which highlighted for me how much effort will have to be made to ensure safe pedestrian & bike access to the nature preserve, especially given that Mr. Lending was hit not far from the RM-5 rezoning just south of the preserve for possible future development as senior housing (http://www.aldermanoconnor.com/archive/proposed-rosehill-nature-preserve/).

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